A. Ash Creek River Access


Area Status: Open

The entrance to Ash Creek River Access is a short dirt road to a small turn around. The ramp to the river is sand and not designed for trailers and RV's. There is limited parking. No facilities.

At a Glance

Rentals & Guides: The Klamath River is a designated Wild and Scenic River. There are numerous rapids, cascades and waterfalls along the river. The difficulty of the rapids changes with the seasons, the water levels and flow rates. Boaters and rafters should research the river thoroughly before attempting to navigate on their own. For a list of outfitters and guides permitted by the US Forest Service to operate on the Klamath National Forest click here.
Fees: No fee
Permit Info: A current California Campfire Permit is required to use a camp stove, barbecue or have a campfire outside of developed areas. Local fire restrictions supersede the campfire permit. Inquire at the Ranger Station before having a fire.
Restrictions: For all boating on the Klamath, please read the restrictions on the Karuk Ceremonial dates.                           Water and garbage service are not provided. Bring enough water for drinking, cooking and washing as well as extra water to drown campfires each day. Please take all trash, garbage, fish guts and dog droppings with you when you leave. Dogs on leash only. Camping limit 14 days.
Closest Towns: Yreka 11 miles
Water: None
Restroom: None
Operated By: US Forest Service

General Information

Directions:

From I-5 west on Hwy 96 approx 4 miles. Left over the Ash Creek Bridge and right on the Old Stage Road approx. .4 miles to the river access on the right.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

River and Stream Fishing

Fishing on the Klamath River is regulated by the CA Dept of Fish & Game.

 

General Info:

General Notes

For realtime flow data please click on the following link:

waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv


Special Designations Regulations for the Salmon, Scott and Klamath Rivers are published by the CA Dept of Fish & Game in May each year in "Freshwater & Ocean Sport Fishing Supplement".
Fish Species Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Steelhead and Trout
Water Temperature Water temperature fluctuates with seasons, flow level and water depth.
Water/Flow Level For realtime flow data please click on the following link: waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv
Permit: All anglers over the age of 16 must have a current CA Fishing License in possession.

Viewing Wildlife

A good area for riparian wildlife.

General Info:

Permits & Regulations

Dogs on leash only. Please clean up after your dog. Do not allow dogs to chase, hunt or kill forest animals and birds. All hunting in the National Forest is regulated by the CA Dept of Fish and Game.
 


Safety Information

Feeding wild animals is dangerous to humans and unhealthy for the animals. Always observe animals and birds from a safe distance.
 
 


Gold Panning

Gold Panning on the Klamath River is regulated by CA Dept of Fish & Game.

Scenic Driving

Klamath River access off the State of Jefferson Scenic Byway. Access road and parking not designed for trailers and RV''s.

Pavement Type for Parking Sand & gravel parking.

Boating - Non-Motorized

The entrance to Ash Creek River Access is a short dirt road to a small turn around. The ramp to the river is sand and not designed for trailers and RV's. There is limited parking. No facilities.

General Info:

Parking

Limited parking for vehicles and trailers at Ash Creek River Access.


General Notes

For all trips on the Klamath, please read the restrictions on the Karuk Ceremonial dates.


Launch Ramps None
Trailer Parking Limited Parking
Class of rapids Water level, flow and class of rapids can change seasonally. Contact the District Office in advance for information on rapids.
Type of Craft All portable boats capable of being carried.
Water/Flow Level For realtime flow data please click on the following link: waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv
Open Season: January-December

Swimming

Swimming, wading and water play off the gravel bar in the Klamath River.

General Info:

Parking

Limited parking.


Clothing Requirements Swimming attire required.
Water Temperature Water temperature fluctuates with seasons, flow level and water depth.
Water/Flow Level For realtime flow data click on the following link:waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv

 

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Highlights

Location

 
  Latitude : 
41.83171673

  Longitude : 
-122.6265343

  Elevation : 
2300'